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Energy Engineering BEng (Hons)

The future security of our energy supply is one of the most pressing issues society faces today. This course prepares future energy engineers for the challenge. It’s your chance to get real-life practical industrial experience in this rapidly-growing field, and work your way towards Chartered Engineer (CEng) status faster. With the support of our highly skilled teaching staff, you’ll gain the contemporary technical design, power generation and operations skills you need to increase energy efficiency and further develop renewable sources of energy. This course is firmly industry-led, meaning you’ll graduate with the skills and knowledge you need to engineer a sustainable future.

Key Information

  • Duration:

    3 years, 4 years full-time with a placement (sandwich)

  • Level:

    Undergraduate

  • Delivery:

    Campus, Full-time

  • Award Type:

    BEng (Hons)

  • Status:

    Subject to approval

  • UCAS Code:

    H801

  • Campus:

    Preston (Campus code: U)

  • Start Date:

    September

  • Fees 2019/20

    Full-time: £9,250* per year (UK/EU). Sandwich year out £1,000 (UK/EU)

  • View 2018/19 Fees

Scholarships and Bursaries

The University offers a range of scholarships and bursaries to support you through your studies.

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Entry Requirements

Our typical offer is 96 UCAS Points including Maths and Physics at C or STEM at C.  We operate a flexible admissions policy and treat everyone as an individual. This means that we will take into consideration your educational achievements and predicted grades (where applicable) together with your application as a whole, including work experience and personal statement. General Studies accepted

BTEC Extended Diploma: Merit, Merit, Merit including Maths units.
BTEC Diploma: Distinction, Distinction including Maths.
Pass Access Course: 96 UCAS Points  
International Baccalaureate:Pass Diploma with 96 UCAS points from Higher Level Subjects HL5 including Maths and Physics.
IELTS: 6.0 with no score lower than 5.5
GCSE: 5 at grade C/4 including Maths & English or equivalent 

Not got the grades?

If you do not meet the formal entry requirements specified, Foundation Entry offers an alternative route to study for this degree

Foundation Entry Route

Check your points

Not sure how many points you have? Use our handy calculator and find out.

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Course Overview

Year 1

Compulsory modules

  • Analytical methods
  • Introductory mechanics
  • Electrical principles
  • Drawing and CAD
  • Engineering Applications
  • Manufacturing engineering

Year 2

Compulsory modules

  • Mathematics and simulation methods
  • Mechanics, Kinematics and materials
  • Instrumentation and control
  • Thermo-fluids and CFD
  • Electromagnetic systems
  • Operations Management

Year 3

Compulsory modules

  • Advanced mathematical and simulation methods
  • Control systems
  • Engineering design
  • Energy and power generations systems
  • Project

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Learning Environment and Assessment

A 3 year degree qualification typically comprises 360 credits and each 20 credit (a standard module) equates to 200 hours of study, which comprises of a mixture of lectures, seminars, tutorials, practical sessions and independent study. Independent study is an important aspect of your degree course. The exact combination of study time will be detailed within your module descriptors, and will depend on your option choices.

You will have the opportunity to join the Innovation Club and work with a diverse group of students and staff on innovation projects, and take part in specialised group projects using complex systems. Assessment is via a wide ranging depending on module: e.g. assignments, examination, projects, presentations and debates.


Industry Links

Our close links with industry mean everything you’ll learn reflects current best practice - especially as you’ll be taught by staff with successful careers in the engineering sector.

Professional Accreditation

This course is new and will be assessed for accreditation by the appropriate professional bodies on completion of the first cohort.

Opportunities

Energy engineering is a growing discipline and graduates are in greater demand than ever, which means your options within the sector are varied.


Facilities

You’ll have access to world-class resources including modern computer facilities and specialist laboratories.

Engineering Workshop

Open Access Study Area

Important Information

Contact Us

This course is based in the School of Engineering
Telephone us for further information +44(0)1772 892400
or email us at: cenquiries@uclan.ac.uk | Book a visit

Course Handbook

For detailed information about studying this course at UCLan, please see the course handbook for your year of entry: 2018 Entry | 2019 Entry
For information on possible changes to course information, see our Essential and Important Course Information.

Tuition Fees & Finance

*Tuition Fees are per year unless otherwise stated.
For 2018/19 fees please refer to our fees page.

Review/Validation

Please note that this course is subject to review/validation which may result in changes to the course structure. Any changes as a result of the review/validation will be immediately included and highlighted in the course documentation and all students holding current offers will be provided with a comprehensive list of those changes. If you are not satisfied with the changes, you will be offered the opportunity to withdraw from the programme and, if required, reasonable support to transfer to another provider.

Further Information for students

You can find regulations and policies relating to student life at The University of Central Lancashire on our Student Contract page.

Entry Requirements

For changes to 2017 UCAS tariff entry requirements please see our Essential and Important Course Information. UCLan requires all undergraduate applicants to have a minimum attainment of five GCSEs at grade C and above, or equivalent, (including Maths and English). In 2017 and beyond we will view the new Grade 4 as being equivalent to a C grade and will therefore require students to achieve GCSE Grade 4 or above. However, if the subject is relevant to our degree programme and requires a higher GCSE grade (e.g. GCSE B grade), and/or includes a Professional body that governs the entry requirements, Grade 5 or above may be required.